Want to watch something really scientific about Sharks? If yes, then look no further than the roughly 20 minutes of programming put out by the awesome team behind the thebrainscoop.

It is a really good alternative to the sensationalism and mistruths purveyed by the Discovery Channel.  

See Also: The sad truth behind the airing of shows like “Shark Week” on Science themed channels.   



(via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

Discovery Channel mystery -solved!

Well, you can add History Channel to this list as well. So true and so disappointing when i think about it. 

“Time is far more valuable than money. Money is a construct, money doesn’t exist. Time is very real. One of those you can always get more of…time is not one of those things. You can always get more money, you cannot get more time, there is none. It is finite. It is the most finite and most valuable resource in the world, in the universe. So no, time is not money. Final thought: Be conscious of your time, it is the most valuable thing you have. Enjoy It!”

Patrick Rhone. 

Source: Episode 46 of the Dreamers Podcast.

Mark: 1:17:25. 

Please listen to the entire episode. The show was so inspirational. Mr. Patrick Rhone is living his dream and this show may inspire you to live yours. Take a listen. 

Five random things about myself

infinite-night-in-winter has asked me to post five random things about myself so here you go: 

1) I live in Bangalore, India. 

2) I’m deeply passionate about Sports, Science, and Technology. 

3) I love listening to Music and Podcasts. I love Rock, Electronic, and Ambient music. You can check out my favourite podcasts here

4) I enjoy being physically active and ruminating while taking long walks gives me the most pleasure. 

5) I’m a big fan of Apple Inc. 

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland

While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. You can see much more of her work (as well as more from this trip) on 500px and Facebook.

These pictures are just surreal. It is like somebody painted these landscapes from up above. 

Time for some cross promotion….UrbanLapse  is my other tumble log where i feature some great time-lapse videos. Those videos showcase some great cities of this world in brilliant fashion. Check it out! 

“Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.”


(image source)

Timeless wisdom. 


I see you, Fox News.

Hypocrisy at its worst.  

(via asapscience)


smoothcut asked:

Thank you Srikard!


You’re Welcome! 

10 stories to read this weekend - August 15, 2014

“Reading is a dialog with oneself; it is self-reflection, which cultivates profound humanity. Reading is therefore essential to our development. It expands and enriches the personality like a seed that germinates after a long time and sends forth many blossom-laden branches.” ― Daisaku Ikeda.

Welcome to “10 stories to read this weekend,” a weekly feature that links to some interesting stories.

  • Silent Darien: The gap in the world’s longest road: Stretching from Alaska to the pencil tip of Argentina, the 48,000km-long Pan-American Highway holds the record for the world’s longest motorable road. But there is a gap - an expanse of wild tropical forest - that has defeated travellers for centuries.
  • Who Was Ernest Hemingway? Newly released letters make clear that both the he-man and the androgynous fantasist were surface expressions of a deeper wish that shaped Hemingway’s life and work, a driving impulse that ultimately had nothing to do with sex.
  • The end of neighbours: How our increasingly closed-off lives are poisoning our politics and endangering our health.
  • How to Be Polite: People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens.
  • The origin of laughter, smiles and tears: Why do opposing emotions express themselves in such similar ways? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root. 
  • Maryam Mirzakhani Is First Woman Fields Medalist: A feature on Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and first woman to win the Fields Medal. Her monumental work draws deep connections between topology, geometry and dynamical systems. Fields Medal is commonly regarded as mathematics’ closest analog to the Nobel Prize.
  • What It Takes to Be an Astronaut: Retired astronaut Scott Parazynski has led a “charmed life” — both in space, and on Earth.
  • Bert Vogelstein’s Liquid Biopsy Blood Test for DNA Could Stop Cancer: He watched his brother die from a cancer that no drug could cure. Now one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers says it’s time for Plan B.
  • Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit: Our modern moralizing about sugar’s destructive nutritional emptiness takes on meaning only in a culture where appetite has been disconnected from physical labour, most consumption is surplus to our needs, and sweetness is segregated into a separate world of danger, indulgence and anxiety.
  • Prepare to Be Shocked: Four predictions about how brain stimulation will make us smarter.

Have a good weekend. 

Note:10 stories to read this weekend” is the marquee feature of this blog. New editions are published every friday at 22:00 IST / 16:30 GMT. 

“Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist.”

One of the great engineering marvels of the 20th century opened a hundred years ago today. The canal now handles 5% of the global trade. 

Related: Video: How the Panama Canal was built (requires flash)

“Happy independence day to all my fellow Indians. India is not without its problems but i’m glad to be a citizen of this great land. I would not have it any other way. Jai Hind!”



Richard Feynman on the value of science…

"The same thrill, the same awe and mystery, comes again and again when we look at any question deeply enough.  With more knowledge comes a deeper, more wonderful mystery, luring one on to penetrate deeper still.  Never concerned that the answer may prove disappointing, with pleasure and confidence we turn over each new stone to find unimagined strangeness leading on to more wonderful questions and mysteries - certainly a grand adventure!"

Background image credit: Michael Sidonio

But it is the imagination of the latter that keeps us inquiring about the former.

Great quotes all the way through. 


Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

Heartening indeed!